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CRUcial Conversation: Virtues, Values and Better Lives

March 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


CRU often talks about values that guide our thoughts and behaviour; virtues are similar but are the things that are universally valued by all.
Virtues are ‘strengths of character’ we all possess that add to the uniqueness of who we are. We use many virtues in our everyday such as, trust, honesty, integrity, and respect.
In this informal, interactive session Penny will discuss:
• The use of the five strategies from the Virtues Project
• How this approach can assist in developing ‘right relationships’ when working alongside people with disability
• How the recognition of our strengths can provide us with a greater understanding of ourselves and of others

About the Presenter:

Penny Sampson is passionate about assisting people to have better lives. Penny first came across the Virtues Project in the mid-1990s when she was working as a Manager within the Disability Sector.
She immediately saw its potential in supporting people to have better lives; in enhancing relationships with staff and in planning with people with a disability.
Penny has worked with CRU over the past three years in the Participant Readiness project.

Who Should Attend:

This event is for people with disability, their friends and supporters, community members, workers in the sector & anyone interested in the practice of virtues in everyday life.

To view CRU’s cancellation policy please visit this link


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Please note: If arriving after 5.40pm please phone CRU 3844 2211 to gain access to building and to use the lifts. Turn right at the lifts to the CRU office.
NB –The building is opposite St Mary’s Catholic Church.
The entrance is via Merivale Street and is the Commercial Entry to the Building. It’s the building with the big red stripe down the side.

Getting here:
Bus – the closest bus way is at the Cultural Centre on Melbourne Street. To get to CRU from there turn right into Grey Street – walk along Grey until you reach Peel Street. Turn left at Peel and walk approx 230 m to the corner of Merivale and Peel Sts.
City Cat – the city cat terminal closest to CRU is adjacent to QPAC at Southbank. It is approximately 1.2km walk from there.
Train – the closest train station is South Brisbane which is on Grey Street opposite QPAC. It is about 600m from there to CRU.
Car – Merivale Street is one way – you will need to enter Merivale from Montague Road to drop off passengers at the door.
Parking – On street parking in this area is limited. There is some 4hr ($1.60 per hour) ‘on street’ metered parking in Merivale Street and Montague Road.
Manning Street and Boundary Street have 9 hr on street parking (max cost of $8/day ; 7am – 7pm).
Brisbane city council has a metered parking station on the corner of Montague Rd and Cordelia Streets.
GOMA, Art Gallery and Convention Centre have car parks, which are in walking distance.


March 22, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Level 2, 43 Peel Street
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